Although the tortoise lost to the hare in a rematch, his stealthily placed bets turned a modest profit, ensuring that his bookie didn't have to break any shells to prove a point. Win big with today's Groupon: for $150, you get the Extreme Driving Experience with Stock Car Driving Experience's Try It Racing at the Old Dominion Speedway located in Manassas, Langley Speedway located in Hampton, or Orange County Speedway located in Rougemont. Racing dates for the 2011 season begin in mid-March.
The Extreme Driving Experience fulfills insatiable throttling thirsts by letting velocity seekers into the drivers' seats of authentic NASCAR stock cars for 15 full laps of automotive bliss. Stock cars are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 200 mph, and because you'll be on a speedway track, your dashboard speedometer is sure to get plenty of exercise. To get a taste of passengerhood, have a seasoned speed demon whip you around the course during the last five of your 20 heart-pounding laps. The company's squeaky-clean record ensures that the only perspiration you'll be pumping will be the result of aggressively high-fiving the pit crew.
This rare chance to legally shatter the speed limit is a thrilling opportunity for NASCAR enthusiasts and people fed-up with walking pace alike.
On Track Racing Experience
In 2002, Mike Southard took a leap of faith worthy of The Dukes of Hazzard. He left a career in the elevator industry and decided to pursue his true passion: stock-car driving. Southard launched Try It Racing and On Track Racing Experience, determined to share with others the thrill he had felt many times in the victory lane of late-model stock-car races. His business has grown from a few humble events and clients each year to a fully packed schedule at some of the country's longest running and most renowned racetracks. Some things haven't changed, however—you can still find Southard behind the wheel of the two-seat ride-along car, taking patrons around curves and straightaways at top speed.
Adrenaline fiends satisfy their cravings while driving or riding around tracks such as Orange County Speedway, where industry legends Jeff Gordon and Scott Riggs have burned their share of rubber. A professional photographer and in-car video cameras can capture the excitement at each event, memorializing guests' wide-open eyes, exhilarated smiles, and high-intensity games of I Spy.